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Continuing Education

Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0376.

CEU Offering - Fall 2019 

Religion, Spirituality & Psychotherapy: What’s a Therapist to Do?

Mary Ragan

While Americans in general report a strong belief in God, the number of people attending regular religious services is in decline.  At the same time, an interest in spirituality continues to grow with people choosing a variety of spiritual paths to make meaning in their lives.  Mental health professionals often report feeling uncomfortable dealing with the religious/spiritual issues that clients present in treatment.  This seminar will differentiate some of the positive and negative aspects of religion and spirituality in the lives of clients and suggest ways that therapists can deal with these issues.

Presenter: Mary Ragan, PhD, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute and has a clinical practice at PSI’s Trinity Church Wall Street site. She works with individuals, couples and groups. Dr. Ragan is the project director for PSI’s theater initiative, IN OUR OWN VOICE: Women Veterans Tell Their Stories written by Beverly Coyle. These monologues have been performed in colleges and universities, churches and libraries, as well as at the United States Air Force Academy.

Dr. Ragan is a consultant to executives and leadership teams in both faith-based and secular organizations, and hospitals. She has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, Fordham University, Hebrew Union College, Post Graduate Center for Mental Health and New York Theological Seminary. Her research has explored the specific contours of traumatic grief, its differences from general bereavement and the clinical interventions that proved most effective. She has done trauma work with first-responders and family members after 9/11 and volunteered in New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She is a volunteer therapist for Give An Hour, an organization that provides pro bono therapy for returning veterans.


Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street, New York
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Registration: 2 CEU Credit Hours
General: $50
Wurzweiler Alumni and Field Instructors: $35
Students (with ID): $15

As per New York State Continuing Education Guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop WILL NOT receive their certificate, are not allowed admittance into the workshop, and are also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.

To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, initial-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.